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    Basically - I've had a complete change of heart from doing law to doing neuroscience. I have AS levels in biology and maths but I dropped them in favour of essay based subjects when I wanted to do law. I'm planning on taking a year out, self studying and finishing my biology and maths as levels and doing a whole chemistry a level OR resisting the year of sixth form to attend classes in A2 bio and maths at my sixth form to finish them off, while attending As/A2 classes for chem, to help me do it in one year

    I would be predicted 3 As in chem bio and maths and I am hoping to finish this school year with A*A*A*A in English, history, French and economics respectively. Would Cambridge consider me if I resit the year? Or would they see me as a candidate who couldn't do sixth form in 2 years like everybody else.

    Seriously regretting my choices right now please help..
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    wouldn't waste a year on a levels, far too young
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    wouldnt recommend it with the Alevel changes next year, but seeing you don't really have a choice going from law to science, sounds like you might have to.
    and if you get good grades like youre predicted this year, i dont see why cambridge should reject you because you had a change of heart. It's not like you didnt do well enough the first time right?
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    wouldnt recommend it with the Alevel changes next year, but seeing you don't really have a choice going from law to science, sounds like you might have to.
    and if you get good grades like youre predicted this year, i dont see why cambridge should reject you because you had a change of heart. It's not like you didnt do well enough the first time right?
    Ohhh dear, what A-Level changes?:eek::no:

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    (Original post by Molly9)
    Basically - I've had a complete change of heart from doing law to doing neuroscience. I have AS levels in biology and maths but I dropped them in favour of essay based subjects when I wanted to do law. I'm planning on taking a year out, self studying and finishing my biology and maths as levels and doing a whole chemistry a level OR resisting the year of sixth form to attend classes in A2 bio and maths at my sixth form to finish them off, while attending As/A2 classes for chem, to help me do it in one year

    I would be predicted 3 As in chem bio and maths and I am hoping to finish this school year with A*A*A*A in English, history, French and economics respectively. Would Cambridge consider me if I resit the year? Or would they see me as a candidate who couldn't do sixth form in 2 years like everybody else.

    Seriously regretting my choices right now please help..
    Hi Molly9,

    A post-A2 applicant, I received an offer from Cambridge for history. An illness had overshadowed my final year of school and I ended up with A*AAA. Despite this, I have a conditional offer and need another A*; when I applied I stated on my form that I would be retaking 2 A-levels. Just go for it: if you don't try, you'll never know. G'luck! x

    EDIT: Why the neg?
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    (Original post by igloo1)
    wouldnt recommend it with the Alevel changes next year, but seeing you don't really have a choice going from law to science, sounds like you might have to.
    and if you get good grades like youre predicted this year, i dont see why cambridge should reject you because you had a change of heart. It's not like you didnt do well enough the first time right?
    I think chemistry is half coursework half exam at my school, so hopefully there shouldn't be too much of a change. And since I've already done half of my biology and maths course, surely I'd only have to sit the remaining two exams anyway?
    I know it's a long shot but its the only way I can see myself being able to do this course :/
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    (Original post by 3mma_gal96)
    Ohhh dear, what A-Level changes?:eek::no:

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    No january exams. They're all in summer..
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    (Original post by T_x)
    Hi Molly9,

    A post-A2 applicant, I received an offer from Cambridge for history. An illness had overshadowed my final year of school and I ended up with A*AAA. Despite this, I have a conditional offer and need another A*; when I applied I stated on my form that I would be retaking 2 A-levels. Just go for it: if you don't try, you'll never know. G'luck! x
    Thanks this is really encouraging! I would state in my personal statement that I'm re doing the year to finish my science/maths a levels after realising that this is my main focus and maybe that will show my dedication.. From the looks of cambridge's entry requirements it looks like if I managed to get an offer it would be AA or A*A in chemistry and biology or maths, not all three, so that's not too bad and would mean I had a bit of leeway as I would already have A*/A in other subjects

    thank you! X
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    (Original post by Molly9)
    I think chemistry is half coursework half exam at my school, so hopefully there shouldn't be too much of a change. And since I've already done half of my biology and maths course, surely I'd only have to sit the remaining two exams anyway?
    I know it's a long shot but its the only way I can see myself being able to do this course :/
    when you say you've done half the biology course, do you mean you've done the AS part and just need to do A2? Because that'd 2 exams per subject in AS/ A2 years. So youd have 4 exams if you were doing A2 bio and maths. Not saying it'll be easy, but easier than if doing the normal 3 subjects.
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    Doing it over three years won't hurt your Cambridge admission chances

    They may will even see you as more committed to the course - you're willing to do that extra year in order to study their subject.
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    (Original post by igloo1)
    when you say you've done half the biology course, do you mean you've done the AS part and just need to do A2? Because that'd 2 exams per subject in AS/ A2 years. So youd have 4 exams if you were doing A2 bio and maths. Not saying it'll be easy, but easier than if doing the normal 3 subjects.
    Yeah I did Maths and Biology AS last year so I would just be doing the 2 A2 exams in both subjects, so 4 exams. However, I would be doing the whole chemistry course in one year - which is the real challenge as I believe it's coursework and exams. I haven't done chem for 2 years and although I got an A* at GCSE I know it'll be a lot harder, so that's where I think it'll be difficult!
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    (Original post by fluteflute)
    Doing it over three years won't hurt your Cambridge admission chances

    They may will even see you as more committed to the course - you're willing to do that extra year in order to study their subject.
    Thats what I was hoping, mentioning in my personal statement that I realised how much I wanted to do the course after I looked into it so decided to do an extra year to get the right a levels!
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    (Original post by Molly9)
    Yeah I did Maths and Biology AS last year so I would just be doing the 2 A2 exams in both subjects, so 4 exams. However, I would be doing the whole chemistry course in one year - which is the real challenge as I believe it's coursework and exams. I haven't done chem for 2 years and although I got an A* at GCSE I know it'll be a lot harder, so that's where I think it'll be difficult!
    I see. That WILL be difficult. Saying that half of chem is coursework, it makes it slightly easier surely? I dont know, try it. Like i said, see what's in clearing, ring them if they'll accept you with what you have and if not do chem, bio A2 and maths A2.
    Good luck, because i can guarantee this will be a challenge!
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    (Original post by igloo1)
    I see. That WILL be difficult. Saying that half of chem is coursework, it makes it slightly easier surely? I dont know, try it. Like i said, see what's in clearing, ring them if they'll accept you with what you have and if not do chem, bio A2 and maths A2.
    Good luck, because i can guarantee this will be a challenge!
    Thanks! Yeah I'm hoping that the coursework aspect should be okay considering I can get on with it in my own time and teachers can mark it and give me direction, just going to have to work hard!
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    (Original post by Molly9)
    Yeah I did Maths and Biology AS last year so I would just be doing the 2 A2 exams in both subjects, so 4 exams.
    I think most exam boards have a 6 module Maths A level? So you'd be doing 3 exams for Maths.
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    (Original post by scillage)
    I think most exam boards have a 6 module Maths A level? So you'd be doing 3 exams for Maths.
    Yes apologies I'd be doing C3 C4 and S2 because my school do edexcel maths
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    (Original post by hexagon999)
    A levels are soooooo easy. Got myself my 8a*s
    Well done that's impressive
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    twas a joke...
    I was being sarcastic..
 
 
 
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